Foreground p.17 EASE INTO 16-BIT COMPUTING: GET 16-BIT PERFORMANCE FROM AN 8-BIT COMPUTER [author Steve Ciarcia] Steve tells you how the Intel 8088 is well-suited for building a minimum-configuration 16-bit computer. p.34 ELECTRON BEHAVIOR IN A CHEMICAL BOND [author Michael Liebl] Learn how to use a computer to explore the inner processes of a molecule by finding solutions to the Schrödinger wave equation. p.74 SOLVING PROBLEMS INVOLVING VARIABLE TERRAIN, PART 2: SPECIAL CASES, INCLUDING HEXAGONAL GRIDS [author Scott T Jones] After developing a general algorithm last month, Scott now explores several modifications that may be applied to typical conflict-simulation problems. p.126 A POWER-LINE PROTECTION CIRCUIT [author Neil Schneider and Bror Erickson] For hobby applications where an isolation transformer is too big and expensive, this relay-based circuit can provide some protection from power-line wiring errors. p.130 LANDING MODULE SIMULATION WITH RANDOM SURFACE [author S J Houng] This game uses the Motorola MEK6800 D2 kit. It can be interfaced to display the landing approach on an oscilloscope. p.142 THE DIRT-CHEAP BOOTSTRAP, MORE NOTES ON BRINGING UP A MICROCOMPUTER [author Albert S Woodhull] An inexpensive way to add front-panel functions to a minimal microcomputer system. p.156 HYDROCARBON MOLECULE CONSTRUCTOR [author Randall S Matthews] The program presented here uses the high-resolution graphics ability of the Apple II to give a visual representation of molecular bonding. p.232 SUPER TIC [author J Roebrig] This is a three-dimensional, 4-by-4-by-4, tic-tac-toe game that can play against a human opponent. The program has ten levels of expertise, is written in BASIC, and can be modified to run in two dimensions. Background p.60 HEWLETT-PACKARD'S NEW PERSONAL COMPUTER, THE HP-85 [author Christopher P Morgan] A first look at a personal computer from a company esteemed for its calculators and minicomputers. p.84 TRS-80 PERFORMANCE, EVALUATION BY PROGRAM TIMING [author James R Lewis] James provides us with a direct comparison of the TRS-80 computer with an IBM System/370. p.114 ELECTRONIC PLANIMETRY [author Peter A Santi, John Fryhofer and Gregory Hansen] These authors describe a situation in which a specialized tool was replaced by a general-purpose minicomputer. p.194 OPERATION CODES FOR 8080, 8085, AND Z80 PROCESSORS [author D Martin Harrell] The need to convert an assembler mnemonic to the hexadecimal object code often occurs when programming the 8080 microprocessor family. Here is a helpful summary of related information. p.230 TO ERR IS HUMAN [author Roger A McGregor] Techniques to enable your computer to detect and correct typographical errors In assembly-language programs.
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